Friday, October 8, 2010

Ocean Jasper - I love this stone

I created this 'Daisy' for my Wildflower Series from a beautiful Ocean Jasper cab.  I set it in sterling silver using a scalloped bezel and made the little 'petals' from sterling also.  It's dainty but substantial at the same time.  I have another Ocean Jasper cab that I'm going to design a setting for over the next week.  The stone is vastly different in color from this one - I can't wait to get started on it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Come downtown for First Wednesday this month & support Breast Cancer Awareness

Come downtown for First Wednesday, October 6th & support Breast Cancer Awareness.  The theme this month is 'Go Pink' and many downtown businesses will be serving pink drinks and having 'pink specials'.  The Artists Bras will be auctioned off (I've peeked at a some of them and they are really amazing!), there is a fashion show starting at 6:30 followed by a benefit concert with Ty Curtis and Duffy Bishop.    For more details, check out:

Calusa Studio has donated a piece from the Wildflower Collection that will be auctioned off during the evening events at the fashion show and benefit concert!  It's a beautiful fine silver pendant that I sculpted from precious metal clay and I set two pink tourmaline stones that make the flowers on the pendant.  The chain is a 1.2mm sterling silver snake with a sterling silver lobster clasp.  All the proceeds from this auction go to the Salem YWCA Breast Cancer Screening Program. 
During the month of October you receive 10% off purchases & 10% of your sale is donated to the Salem YWCA Breast Cancer Screening Program!  Just print off the certificate and bring it in.